This Ex-Soldier Used All His Pension Money to Gift a Road to His Village

On the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day, an ex-soldier of the Indian Army has gifted a road to the people of his village.

On the occasion of India’s 70th Independence Day, an ex-soldier of the Indian Army has gifted a road to the people of his village.

Bhagguram Maurya, a resident of village Heerampur near Varanasi, had the one kilometre road constructed from the pension money he received after his retirement.Bhagguram Maurya

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The road connects Babatpur to Rajatalab. He has already spent an estimated Rs 4 lakh on the construction of the road.

Bhagguram joined the Army in 1978 and retired as an honorary Lieutenant in 2012. He received a medal from President Abdul Kalam in 2002 and was honoured again in 2012 by President Pranab Mukherjee.

According to him there was no road in the village earlier – there was only a rough dirt track that caused a lot of inconvenience and injuries to the villagers.

Bhagguram is now requesting help for laying of interlocking tiles on the road. A few residents are also speaking to local panchayat representatives about this matter.

“I am left with no money otherwise I would have purchased interlocking tiles and laid them. I have requested minister of state for public works department Surendra Patel to arrange for interlocking tiles. I hope he will provide help to us,” Bhagguram said to Hindustan Times.

You can watch the entire interview Bhagguram Maurya gave to ANI, here:

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